Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome

  title={Experimental infection of bats with Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome},
  author={Jeffrey M Lorch and C. Meteyer and M. Behr and J. Boyles and P. Cryan and A. Hicks and Anne E. Ballmann and J. Coleman and David N. Redell and D. Reeder and D. Blehert},
  • Jeffrey M Lorch, C. Meteyer, +8 authors D. Blehert
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • White-nose syndrome (WNS) has caused recent catastrophic declines among multiple species of bats in eastern North America. The disease’s name derives from a visually apparent white growth of the newly discovered fungus Geomyces destructans on the skin (including the muzzle) of hibernating bats. Colonization of skin by this fungus is associated with characteristic cutaneous lesions that are the only consistent pathological finding related to WNS. However, the role of G. destructans in WNS… CONTINUE READING
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